MONTGOMERY, Alabama – After landing a series of major projects in 2013, Alabama scored high in Site Selection’s economic development success rankings, claiming the No. 7 spot for the most new and expanded facilities per capita last year, according to an announcement today from the magazine.
In addition, Site Selection ranked three Alabama cities – Cullman, Decatur and the Auburn-Opelika area – in the national Top 10 in their respective categories for economic development activity in 2013.
Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield said the high rankings in the publication’s closely watched “Governors Cup” competition shows that economic developers across the state are making progress in achieving the goals outlined in the Accelerate Alabama strategic growth plan.
“This high ranking confirms that Alabama is a very attractive location for corporate decision-makers because of our pro-business policies, our dedicated workforce and our top-ranked job-training program,” Canfield said.